IOM Regional Response to the Syria Crisis Update 3 August 2012
This report is produced by the International Organization for Migration (IOM) on its humanitarian response to the effects of the crisis in Syria. The summary covers events and activities between 27 July and 3 August.
632 Third Country Nationals (TCNs) have been returned home in the past seven months. Bookings for 144 individuals have been made in the past week, and an additional 148 are ready to be booked. Another 1,012 requests for evacuation assistance are currently being processed.
Twenty-five countries have requested IOM to provide travel assistance to their nationals stranded in Syria.
The Government of Jordan opened its first official refugee camp on 29 July in Za'atri. IOM provided transportation services to 1,570 Syrians from temporary camps and border crossings to the new camp.
IOM primary health care providers in the King Abdullah Park camp have assisted 10,701 patients to date.
IOM continues to provide NFis to refugees in Iraq, Lebanon, and Turkey. In the past two days 100 NFI kits were distributed in Anbar, Iraq and 210 hygiene kits given to new Syrian arrivals in Baalbeck, Lebanon.
IOM has requested US$ 22.2 million to increase delivery of humanitarian assistance and critical operational activities for the next 90 days.
The IOM Director General approved the allocation of US$ 500,000 from IOM's internal Migration Emergency Funding Mechanism (MEFM) to facilitate the continuing evacuation of Third Country Nationals (TCNs) from Syria, emergency refugee transportation, and health programmes.
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